- News tagged "bittorrent"
Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016
Believe it or not, the world’s oldest torrent has just reached 4,421 days (as of 26th January 2016) and is still being downloaded a few times a week even though the site it originated from has all but disappeared. The torrent in question? A fan-made ASCII version of the 1999 sci-fi classic The Matrix.
Monday, 13 Apr 2015
BitTorrent's Project Maelstrom browser has now entered the beta phase and is available for public download on its website. The P2P browser allows websites to be hosted on individual PCs and utilizes BitTorrent's distributed technology to reduce dependence on centralized servers.
Friday, 18 Oct 2013
Popular BitTorrent search website Isohunt has agreed today to shutdown all of its operations worldwide after losing its legal battle against the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America). The company, founded by Canadian Gary Fung, has also agreed to pay the movie studios that sued it US$110 million.
Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012
Popular BitTorrent website, Demonoid, has been shut down by Ukranian police. The biggest surprise though, is that it has been revealed that politics are to blame.
Thursday, 19 Jul 2012
Despite a ban on The Pirate Bay in the UK and the Netherlands, ISPs reveal that BitTorrent traffic has actually remained the same or increased.
Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012
The Pirate Bay, home to the world's largest stash of torrents, has officially removed all torrent links on their website and replaced them with magnet links. But that doesn't mean that it's the end of torrents.
Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012
The Pirate Bay is under siege. A court ruling in the UK has judged that the website is guilty of committing copyright infringement, which has sent copyright holders on the offensive as they try to shut the site down.
Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012
One of the largest Bit Torrent search engines BTJunkie has decided to voluntarily shut down operations permanently, before it draws the wrath of the government and copyright holders. Smart move?
Thursday, 20 Jan 2011
P2P live streaming isn't a new technology, but BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen has come up with a new implementation that's supposedly more efficient and has a lower latency.
Thursday, 1 Apr 2010
After a court order to remove infringing material from its site, IsoHunt is facing a real possibility of closing down.